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Nick Grimshaw impressed by Cheryl's plastic bottle ash tray

Nick Grimshaw impressed by Cheryl's plastic bottle ash tray

Nick Grimshaw has revealed it was friendship at first sight when he met Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - because she was using a "plastic bottle as an ash tray".

The BBC Radio 1 DJ was a big fan of the former Girls Aloud singer before he joined her on the judging panel of 'The X Factor' and was nervous before meeting her.

But Grimmy's nerves disappeared when he introduced himself to her because she was so down-to-earth and enjoying a cigarette.

Grimmy was speaking to Chris Evans on his Breakfast Show on Thursday morning (15.10.15), when Chris enquired what he should ask the ' I Don't Care' hitmaker when she is a guest on his chat show 'TFI Friday'.

Grimmy told him: "What I love about Cheryl ... I was into Cheryl and I thought I was a Cheryl fan, but what sealed the deal for me was when I went and met her before we did the show and she was smoking fags in a tracksuit and she was using a plastic Fanta bottle as an ash tray. I thought, 'Me and you are going to be friends.' "

During the interview, Chris also revealed that Duran Duran and Take That are confirmed to perform on the new series of 'TFI Friday' - which returned to screens this year to mark its 20th anniversary.

The flame-haired presenter let slip: "I think there is a certain allure to 'TFI Friday'. Take That never got to play 'TFI Friday' because they split up in 1996, which is when 'TFI Friday' started so there are a few bands who never got to play it who are now back on the scenes. Duran Duran never played 'TFI Friday' they are playing in a couple weeks' time."

'TFI Friday' returns on Channel 4 this Friday (16.10.15) at 8.00pm.